Conflict of Interest
The University of Cincinnati’s Conflict of Interest Office in the Office of Research was established as part of UC’s commitment to adhering to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsible research. Conflicts of interest have the potential to threaten the integrity of the researcher, the University, academic research, training, or other activities. Public trust in the research enterprise and the legitimacy of its powerful role in society requires a constant amenability to public scrutiny. Consequently, it is necessary at all times to ensure the continued confidence of the public in the judgment of scholars and clinicians and the dedication of academic research institutions to the integrity of the research enterprise. The University of Cincinnati has put policies and procedures in place that are consistent with federal guidelines that require the disclosure, reporting, and management of potential conflicts of interests of its faculty, staff, and administrators.
The Conflict of Interest Office coordinates the conflict of interest compliance program at UC to assure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as institutional rules and policies. The Office evaluates individual conflict of interest disclosures and assists employees who create a discovery or invention and who desire to transition that discovery into a technology development company. The Office also develops conflict of interest training, assists with developing and monitoring compliance with conflict management plans, and develops and monitors compliance with individual conflict of interest policies and procedures as they relate to externally funded research projects.
Conflicts of interest that are related to research funded by the Public Health Service will be made publicly accessible in accordance with 42 C.F.R. Section 50.605. Requests for this information should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to the following address:
UC Conflict of Interest Office
51 Goodman Drive, 540 University Hall
PO Box 210663
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0663